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California lawmakers push diversity through film tax credit

Jun. 19, 2018 2:29 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers passed legislation Monday that puts more conditions on state film tax credits to encourage better sexual harassment reporting and diverse hiring amid revelations of misconduct and discrimination in the movie industry. The legislation would require feature film...

The Latest: Senate backs bill promoting film diversity

Jun. 18, 2018 7:25 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on legislation related to California's film tax credit program (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The California Senate is supporting a bill aimed at promoting diversity in California's film and television industry. It now heads to Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown. The state...

Secret recording, unpaid loan stir race for Georgia governor

Jun. 16, 2018 11:07 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Accusations of ethical lapses and incompetence are raising the temperature of Georgia's heated race for the Republican nomination for governor. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle faces Secretary of State Brian Kemp in a GOP primary runoff July 24. Allegations questioning Cagle's ethics and Kemp's...

Walmart heirs' groups deny role in Georgia governor's race

Jun. 15, 2018 5:37 PM EDT

Representatives of the Walmart company heirs deny any involvement in the Georgia governor's race after a candidate was secretly recorded saying he backed a school choice law because campaign money from the family's non-profit foundation was at stake. Republican Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle admits making the remarks that...

Hawley sues St. Louis developer, alleges tax credit fraud

Jun. 13, 2018 12:48 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — One day after St. Louis officials announced plans to cut ties developer Paul McKee over a massive but long-stalled project in an impoverished area, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley has filed suit against the same developer. The suit filed Wednesday says McKee's company, Northside...

Homelessness, welfare get boost in California budget deal

Jun. 8, 2018 8:33 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders agreed to spend $500 million to combat homelessness and $90 million to increase grants for people on welfare as part of a $139 billion budget compromise released Friday. The deal left out an expansion of Medi-Cal health care...

Secret recording stuns GOP front runner for Georgia governor

Jun. 8, 2018 3:39 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Republican front-runner in the Georgia governor's race said in a secretly recorded conversation that he pushed and helped pass an education measure he considered "bad public policy" in order to deprive a political rival of campaign support. In the recording obtained by the Atlanta...

Electric vehicle startup SF Motors takes over Indiana plant

May. 30, 2018 5:33 PM EDT

MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) — An electric vehicle startup announced Wednesday that it is retooling an Indiana factory and hopes to conduct trial runs for two new lines of vehicles by the end of the year. State officials say SF Motors, a Silicon Valley-based subsidiary of China's Chongqing Sokon Industry Group,...

Iowa utility: Project means wind will meet customer demand

May. 30, 2018 5:15 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa-based utility submitted plans Wednesday for a massive wind turbine project that would be the nation's first investor-owned electric utility to generate all of its customer demand from wind energy. Des Moines-based MidAmerican Energy wants to build a $922 million wind farm...

The Latest: Missouri 2018 legislative session ends

May. 18, 2018 7:18 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the last day of the Missouri 2018 legislative session (all times local): 6:20 p.m. The 2018 annual Missouri legislative session has ended with the passage of tax cuts for both individuals and corporations. Lawmakers planned to open a special session within minutes...